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Research Landscape of Pakistan

An in-depth analysis of global figures reveals Pakistani researchers are more focused on volume over value, quantity over quality; Pakistan needs a drastic policy shift. Knowledge has become crucially important in global economies since many economies are becoming knowledge-based. The emerging economies …Continue reading

Working Hard for the Money

Pakistan’s freelance programmers already account for $850 million of the country’s software exports. Is the underground gig economy poised for take-off? By Hafsa Shorish TALENT, reliability and low cost is highly sought and prized in staff. There is no such thing as …Continue reading

Fighting ISIS Online

The two men pecked out messages on opposite sides of the country. “Yes the Islamic State was a fantasy in 2004, now look at it. The U.S. was a fantasy in 1776, now look at it,” the man in Virginia wrote in …Continue reading

The Hit Charade

Zane Lowe’s first show as a DJ on Apple Music was a bit dizzying. The songs he played lurched from punk-pop to post-rock to grime to electronica to stadium rock and beyond. He showcased previously unheard songs along with tracks recorded decades …Continue reading

What Are MOOCs Good For?

A few years ago, the most enthusiastic advocates of MOOCs believed that these “massive open online courses” stood poised to overturn the century-old model of higher education. Their interactive technology promised to deliver top-tier teaching from institutions like Harvard, Stanford, and MIT, …Continue reading

Paying for Solar Power

The rail cars that once carried iron ore around Republic Steel’s sprawling plant at the edge of downtown Buffalo, New York, were plowed under when the steel company abandoned the location in 1984. They were recently discovered when excavation began for the …Continue reading

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